"Microsoft" articles

The voice-first consumer market is rapidly changing. Stakeholders continue to announce new moves and product roadmaps. Integrations and partnerships are regularly being made. New entrants, seeking opportunity in the intensifying appeal of voice-enabled technologies, are placing their bets with their own offerings. Both devices and applications are now on market – primarily in the personal assistant space – that embrace voice-first; that is, they feature an...
Voice-enabled technologies have experienced massive growth in the consumer market since the introduction of Siri in 2011. The momentum in voice technologies is similar to the Internet boom in the 1990s. Companies who did not get on board and create a web presence, especially in commerce, fell behind to their competitors. The voice-first movement may elicit the same effect. For companies to capitalize on the current market opportunity, they must consider enabling a voice experience with...
Much like last year at CES, Amazon, without a booth or formal attendance at the show, is still a dominant presence with Alexa. With companies unveiling both built-in Alexa products and integrations, Amazon is extending its lead as a way to tie together the smart home with voice-enabled capabilities. Some announcements from this year’s show include the following alliances with varying companies and Alexa: Ford – One of the largest U.S. manufacturers of cars, Ford...
 
by Dina Abdelrazik | Jan. 9, 2017
Tags: 4K, Amazon, CES, Microsoft, smart home
Nissan recently tweeted that its upcoming CES announcement will involve Cortana, Microsoft's personal assistant. Below I offer some background about Nissan's partnership with Microsoft and its possible implications for the future of Nissan cars to provide a context for the upcoming announcement.  At CES 2016, Nissan announced a partnership with Microsoft to use Microsoft Azure, the collective name for Microsoft’s cloud services. Through the partnership, Microsoft Azure...
 
by Chris Tweedt | Jan. 3, 2017
Tags: CES, connected cars, Microsoft
Earlier this month, details of Microsoft’s "Home Hub," a Windows 10 feature, were detailed by various news outlets as a possible move by Microsoft to get its Artificial Intelligence (AI) solution in consumers' homes. If this update will indeed let Cortana be a part of the smart home, Microsoft will join Amazon, Google, and Apple who all offer voice-controlled, virtual assistants for the smart home. As a potential competitor to Amazon, Google, and Apple in the smart home...
 
by Christopher Jones | Dec. 16, 2016
Tags: home automation, Microsoft, smart home
On July 5th, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit issued its opinion on whether password sharing violates the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). I read the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit opinion on password sharing , and I suggest you do as well. Judge McKeown and Judge Reinhardt make compelling and insightful comments. For those of you who don’t have the time or energy to read it yourselves, I’ve summarized the major points: The case which...

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